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Ugandan in Rwanda tests positive for coronavirus

By John Tugume

Added 16th March 2020 07:18 AM

The Rwandan ministry of health reported on Sunday that four more cases had tested positive, including the Ugandan who arrived from London.

Ugandan in Rwanda tests positive for coronavirus

A traveller being screened for COVID-19 at the Katuna common border point on Sunday. Photo by Job Namanya

The Rwandan ministry of health reported on Sunday that four more cases had tested positive, including the Ugandan who arrived from London.

CORONAVIRUS

Rwanda has reported that a Ugandan who travelled from the UK on Sunday has tested positive for Novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
The Rwandan ministry of health reported on Sunday that four more cases had tested positive, including the Ugandan who arrived from London on the same day.
 
The other three cases are all of Rwandans who include one who travelled from South Sudan, another from Fiji via the US and Qatar while the third has no travel record.
 
"All patients are currently under treatment in stable condition, isolated from other patients. The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management," the ministry reported.


 
On Saturday, the country announced it had closed all places of worship and schools.
 
"Places of worship are closed from Sunday March 15, 2020, with prayers to be conducted from home," the ministry announced.
 
"Schools and higher education institutions (both public and private) shall close on Monday, March 16, 2020."
 
The statement suggested that employees should be permitted to work from home, where possible, in consultation with their employers.
 
The ministry further suggested that large events such as weddings and sports be postponed and the number of people attending burial ceremonies be minimised.
 
"Businesses and restaurants continue to operate, but adequate distance between customers (at least one meter) must be maintained."
 
The government also warned against unnecessary movements as well as overcrowding.
 
Meanwhile, Ugandan has intensified screening for COVID-19 at the common border with Rwanda.
 
Uganda is yet to report a positive case for COVID-19 as Kenya reported a total of three individuals who had contracted the virus.
 
 

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